Leading the charge
On June 29, 1863, Capt. Charles Corbit led a Union cavalry of 90 men to battle 5,000 Confederate soldiers in what became known as Corbit's Charge. Westminster is celebrating the courageous soldiers 145 years later during Corbit's Charge Commemoration Weekend. Historian Thomas LeGore kicks off the event tomorrow with a lecture on downtown Westminster in 1863, and O' Be Joyful performs music of the era. Saturday and Sunday feature Civil War living-history encampments enacted by the Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table, as well as speakers, exhibits, artisans, children's activities and battle-site walking tours.
Corbit's Charge Commemoration Weekend is tomorrow-Sunday. All events are in downtown Westminster. Tomorrow's events run 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Main Street, with O' Be Joyful performing 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Locust Lane Stage, at East Main Street and Locust Lane. Activities run 10 a.m.-dusk Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m Sunday at 224 N. Center St. Call 410-848-5294 or go to pccwrt.addr.com.
The kitschy Atomic Books in Hampden hosts Atomic's Uke-Pop Party, a celebration of ukulele music. Featured is musician Tippy Canoe and friends from the West Coast. But don't come wearing your Hawaiian shirt: The music won't be so much the stereotypical Hawaiian variety, but more punk and pop.
The musicians play 2 p.m.-5 p.m Sunday. Atomic Books is at 1100 W. 36th St. Call 410-662-4444 or go to atomicbooks.com.
Rocking kung fu
Carl Douglas said, "Everybody was kung fu fighting" in 1974, and Rock Candy took that to heart. The candy store offers Kung Fu Matinee Saturdays, screening always-entertaining kung fu films, including Bruce Lee classics. The best part: You can munch on Rock Candy's original and delicious treats while watching.
Kung Fu Matinee Saturdays are at Rock Candy, 4321 Harford Road. Shows are at 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 443-919-4527 or go to rockcandybaltimore.com.
'Sky' at sunset
Pay no attention to your calendar. Even though it's June, the 1999 film October Sky will be screened tomorrow at the Johns Hopkins University, and local band August will perform as part of Hopkins' Friday-evening outdoor movie series. Those willing to brave the monthly confusion are welcome to bring food and blankets to the Keyser Quad at the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St.
The music starts at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, and the movie starts after sunset, usually about 8:30 p.m. Call 410-516-4548 or go to jhu.edu/summer/films. In case of rain, the event will be canceled.
What: The Stoners
When: 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Harborplace Amphitheater
Why: Because the Rolling Stones tribute band will rock Harborplace's summer concert series
Contact: 410-332-4191 or harborplace.com
Down on the farm
What: Farm Visitation Day
When: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: North Harford High School Agricultural Department, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville, and Jarrettsville Nurseries, 4302 St. Clair Bridge Road, Jarrettsville
Why: Learn about Harford County's rich agricultural history and experience farms firsthand. Refreshments are provided.